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Enabling the Data Revolution: An International Open Data Roadmap

This conference report from the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) draws upon the discussions that took place in Ottawa in May 2015, providing a summary of key topics and debates, and providing a shared vision of the road ahead for the IODC community.

Halting the push-push of global development

“On 29th August 1965, an article was published in The Observer entitled “How to help them help themselves”, written by Fritz Schumacher the distinguished economist with support from his close friend Observer editor, David Astor.

Lessig 2016: A radical institutionalist runs for President

My friend Lawrence Lessig is exploring a run for president. His first step was to ask individuals to pledge towards a $1m war chest before Labor Day, agreeing to enter the Democratic primary if he received enough support.

New Registry Reveals eHealth Happenings in Senegal’s Own Back Yard

During my first trip to Senegal, I was there to accomplish something that at first sounded simple: help the Senegalese government create a national eHealth plan.They wanted to develop a strategic plan to organize all electronic and mobile he

Two Librarians' Flood Relief Efforts in Myanmar

Myanmar is in the early stages of recovering from devastating floods that displaced 384,900 households and affected more than 1.6 million people.

An empirical analysis of demand for mobile services in Turkey

This paper investigates the factors influencing the demand for mobile voice services in Turkey using firm level data that spans from January 2009 to December 2013. Competition in the mobile telecommunication market in Turkey has become more intense as a result of the mobile number portability (MNP) service introduced in 2008 and 3G technology introduced in 2009.

Digital Footprints in Africa

Pulse Lab Kampala
A data revolution is underway in Africa.

Renormalizing hitchhiking

I’m publishing lots of my new writing on other platforms as well as here. It’s a good chance to reach larger audiences, and often to see how my writing benefits from editing. Inevitably, whatever I submit ends up shorter after an editor works with it – often that leads to stronger work, but it sometimes means that something I loved ends up cut.

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